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2015 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

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August 6, 2023 - $67



97The Wine Advocate

...precise and very elegant...with a pretty succession of aromas that play cautiously forward, building in intensity along the way. Dried currant and cherry cede to moist earth, rose petal and balsam herb...medium-weight body is supported by fresh acidity and well-managed tannins...

96Vinous / IWC

...opens with an alluring bouquet that showcases dark red fruits, sweet florals, dusty earth and a hint of animal musk...soft, enveloping expression, displaying ripe red and black fruits...mix of spices, saline-minerals and zesty acids saturate the senses...finish is long, spicy, yet also wonderfully fresh, with hints of fine tannin gently tugging at the senses.

95Wine Spectator

Savory notes of loamy earth, wild herbs, woodsy underbrush and salt augment the cherry and strawberry fruit... Balanced and juicy, with terrific complexity and length.

95James Suckling

Plenty of earth, tar, spices, dried cherries and red plums...tannins have a firm but generous quality to them, providing an abundance of structure to the full-bodied palate.

90Wine Enthusiast

Forest-floor, leather, camphor and dried rose aromas mingle with a whiffs of vanilla and French oak. The brawny palate offers dried cherry, licorice and the heat of evident alcohol while firm, close-grained tannins leave a drying finish.

16Jancis Robinson

...concentrated, perfumed, sweet fruit is evident, with hints of oak underneath. Long and richly flavoured cherry fruit with bittersweet tannins.


Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.